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Pakistan Met Department Rejects Dutch Scientist’s Earthquake Prediction

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A Dutch scientist, Frank Hoogerbeets, has claimed that a strong earthquake could hit Pakistan’s Balochistan region and the neighboring areas within the next 48 hours.

Hoogerbeets, who is known for his seismic predictions, reported a massive surge of electric activity along the Chaman fault lines, raising concerns about a powerful earthquake. He also said that the planetary geometry is difficult to interpret with four conjunctions spread out over the next 10 days.

However, the Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) has rejected his claims, saying that it is not possible to accurately predict the time and place of an earthquake. The PMD said that the boundaries of two major tectonic plates inside the Earth pass through Pakistan, which are extended from Sonmiani to the northern region of the country. The PMD added that earthquakes can occur at any point in these boundary lines, and there is no scientific basis for earthquake predictions.

The PMD also said that it has not received any warning or instructions from any international organization regarding an earthquake. The PMD advised people to stay calm and not to panic over such speculations. The PMD said that an earthquake of magnitude 9 to 10 had struck the Chaman fault line in 1892, while an earthquake that hit the Chiltan range in 1935 killed several thousand people. The PMD said that usually, after the passage of 100 years, there is a possibility of a recurrence of an earthquake in the same boundary line.

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